The Word was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us… “We who have walked in deep darkness have seen a great light! For unto us a child is born, one who will bring eternal peace (Isaiah 9:2-7). We celebrate Christ’s birth (Luke 2:1-20) because he became what we are, giving his life freely that through his grace we might have the hope of salvation (Titus 2:11-14). Because of Jesus, we praise God and declare his glory (Psalm 96). ” – Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional
Isaiah 9:2-7; 52:7-10; 62:6-12 Psalms 96-98 Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Hebrews 1:1-12 Luke 2:1-20 John 1:1-14
“The dogma of the Incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity, and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man; but if you tell people so, they stare at you in bewilderment.” —Dorothy Sayers
Christ is Born!
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice (Psalm 96), for Jesus Christ redeems us from all of our sins (Titus 2:11-14). The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light (Isaiah 9:2-7). Jesus Christ is born (Luke 2:1-20)!
– Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional